Marissa De La Cerda

Marissa De La Cerda
Marissa De La Cerda's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader
Publications: Chicago Reader

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% No Small Matter (2020) Though a little cheesy at times, No Small Matter effectively makes the case for why America needs to be treating early childhood education as a bigger issue than it has been. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
No Score Yet Holy Boom (2018) The real strength of the film lies in its cast, which makes the premise feel natural despite some of the more unrealistic and gruesome moments. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
33% Mapplethorpe (2019) Another entry in the list of biopics (like Bohemian Rhapsody) that reduce the career of an iconoclast to a formulaic biopic that refuses to scratch beneath the surface. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The film ends on a musical high, accurately capturing the essence of the band's energy but, despite Malek's best efforts, fails to capture the elusiveness of Freddie Mercury. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
70% Horse Girl (2020) Brie's performance is powerful and the film's editing does a superb job of mixing Sarah's obscured perception with reality, succeeding in offering an unsettling look into the mind of someone who suffers from a severe mental illness. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
23% Otherhood (2019) For a film directed and written by a woman, its plot is shamefully backward. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
95% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Though the documentary doesn't feature any conservative talking heads to balance out its liberal voice, anyone could leave the film unsettled by how relevant Ivins's commentary remains today. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
46% Little (2019) When the film is funny, it's hilarious, but the comedy is too spread out, and not even the central performances can save it. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
42% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) For genre fans not yet burnt out by time-travel spectacles, Don't Let Go might be worth the watch. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/4 94% Marriage Story (2019) By the end, you're rooting for both Charlie and Nicole, hoping they find their own happiness despite all the bad things and the pain they caused one another. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
100% Facing the Wind (Con el Viento) (2018) The film considers the issue of uprooting in all its complexity. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
70% The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way) (2019) It's a quiet film, full of pain, love, life, and death that highlights generational divides. Brezis and Binnun offer little camera movement, making for simple shots that show the characters' emotional complexity. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018